Central Market Hall

budapest, hungary


Central Market Hall

budapest, hungary

Famous for: Farmers Market, Shopping, Food and Drinks
Central Market Hall or Great Market Hall of Budapest is a grand and beautiful neo-gothic indoor market rarely seen anywhere. It is located at the end of Vaci street and visited by locals as well as tourists. If you want to try authentic Budapest produce such as paprika spices, Tokaji wine, Túró Rudi, kolbasz sausage and salami , then Great Market Hall is a must visit.
About Contact Location
About Contact Location
event_available When to visit: january - december
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Closed Everyday
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info Tips: Best days to avoid crowd are weekdays, Best time of the day to avoid crowd: 10 am to 12 pm or 2 pm to 4 pm

Central Market Hall is largest of all Budapest market halls. With ideal location, just 5 mins from the city center, this market gets a lot of footfall. This market sells all sort of food - fruits, vegetables, dairy products, salamis, pickles, fresh fish, Hungarian paprika, Tokaj wines, home style meals, Hungarian snacks like Langosand and also various souvenirs such as bags, clothes, pans and pots etc.

Saturdays in general are busier, so if you want to avoid crowd then weekdays are better. Also, locals visit the market early morning till 9AM, so post 9 is better to avoid crowd.

Best time for self guided tour: 10 am to 12 pm or 2 pm to 4 pm


Although crowded but saturdays offer plenty of activities in this market. There are special Cultural Days when one of the countries in the world (from Indonesia to Sweden) showcase their products, travel destinations, offer some live music / show and some food tastings.

How to Reach

Budapest Central market Hall is located on the picturesque Danube embankment, by the Liberty Bridge, on a square called Fovam (fur-vahm) in District 9.


Trams: 2, 2A, 47, 49, stop Fővám tér

Buses: #15 City-bus and trolleybus #83, stop Fővám tér

Metro: The nearest metro station is at Kálvin tér on the M3 blue line


local_phone +36 1 366 3300
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1-3 Vámház körút IX. kerület Budapest Hungary 1093
City center: Váci Street
Nearest airport: Budapest Airport

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Frequently asked Question about Central Market Hall

What can be bought at the Central Market in Budapest?
In Central Market Hall Budapest, you can buy fruits, vegetables, dairy products, fantastic salamis, pickles, fresh fish, Hungarian paprika, Tokaj wines, various souvenirs, bags, clothes, pans and pots, and even home style meals, or Hungarian snacks like Langos.
Is Central Market Hall in Budapest open 7 days a week ?
No, it is closed on Sundays. Opening hours vary for each day.The market is closed on Sunday, opens at 6am on other days, and closes at 5 PM on Monday, 6 PM on Tuesday to Friday and 3 PM on Saturday.
Are pets allowed inside the Central Market Budapest ?
Most probably not.
Is there any ATM in the Budapest Central Market hall area?
There is one outside the Central Market hall.
Where can car be parked near the Central Market Hall ?
There is a paid parking in Fovam ter.
Are there any food outlets in the Central Market or nearby ?
There are few in the third floor of the Central Market Hall, Budapest.
Is the Central Market Hall of Budapest open on public holidays ?
Budapest Central Market Hall is closed on National Holidays and Sundays.
How far is the Central Market Hall from the Chain Bridge in Budapest?
2.2 Km. Takes 25 mins walking from chain bridge to Central Market Hall.
Are fresh produce available in Central Market Hall in Budapest ?
Yes, fresh produce are available in Central Market Hall in Budapest.